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First Nations leaders, federal officials create marine refuge on B.C. Central Coast

Federal officials and First Nations leaders announced they will be closing fisheries and establishing a marine refuge along the Central Coast of B.C. Sunday. The announcement was part…

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Federal government asking RCMP to ban use of sponge rounds, CS gas for crowd control

The federal government says it wants the RCMP to ban the use of two crowd-control tools that forces across the country say they have in…

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Vancouver Island municipality to ban drug use in public spaces as decriminalization takes effect

A Vancouver Island community is adopting a bylaw banning the consumption of controlled substances on municipal property as B.C. becomes the first province in Canada to…

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Rural ER docs are struggling to do it all. Peer support programs try to lessen the load

When a woman in labour came to the emergency centre in a remote B.C. community, Dr. Mary Koziol needed help. She was early in her career and doesn’t…

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Polar vortex brings freezing temperatures to central, eastern Canada

The polar vortex hitting central and eastern Canada has sent temperatures to life-threatening lows. In Toronto, there aren’t enough shelter beds to keep everyone off…

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‘Clearly, something is wrong’: Correctional Service to review elder programs in prisons

An Indigenous human rights activist says he hopes an upcoming Correctional Service Canada (CSC) review of elder services at prisons will lead to meaningful change for the…

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Tobogganing: it’s not just for kids anymore

Zipping down a snow-covered hill on a toboggan is one of the joys of winter for kids and families, but for one group of New Brunswickers,…

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Workers lose fight to be paid overtime for day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Two unions representing thousands of tradesworkers across B.C. have lost the fight for their members to be paid overtime for work done on the day…

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This 18-year-old is $48M richer after buying her 1st lottery ticket

A first-time lottery player from northern Ontario has won an eye-popping jackpot with an eight-digit total. OLG officials revealed Friday that 18-year-old Juliette Lamour of…

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A GTA man took just an hour to find his dad’s stolen car. But police say it wasn’t a great idea

When the 2021 Nissan Rogue that belongs to his father was stolen in Oakville, Ont., late last year, Rami Temani says he immediately called police. But after being…

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